Lendon Gray’s 2nd Annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Week to be in Wellington early January

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U.S. Olympian Lendon Gray announced Thursday the 2nd Annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Week will be held at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds in Wellington, Florida Jan. 2-6.

The week will be centered in the Van Kampen Arena and coincides with the George Morris Horsemastership Clinic with top junior jumping riders.

Riders for the dressage event were chosen from Lendon’s Dressage4Kids Emerging Dressage Athlete clinics around the country as well as from the North American Junior Young Rider Championships, U.S. Equestrian Federation Festival of Champions and Dressage Seat Medal Finals.

Participants are: Anna Campbell and Cassie Schmidt of Texas, Jackie Cartesio of New York, Nicole Chiapetti and Rosie Julian Simoes of Illinois, Rebecca Cohen of Florida, Katie Foster of Wisconsin, Brandi Roenick of Arizona, Lilly Simons of Connecticut, Ayden Uhlir of Washington, Genay Vaughn of California and Mattie Zepernick of Louisiana.

Each day will start with a workout with trainer Bob Gutowitz and include riding and lectures from international veterinarians, sports psychologists, farriers and others. Lectures will be at Tuny Page’s Stillpoint Farm in Wellington.

Instructors include Robert Dover, Olympians Jan Ebeling, Tina Konyot, Lendon and Courtney Dye, international riders Katherine Bateson Chandler, Tuny Page and Michael Barisone and international judges Gary Rockwell and Anne Gribbons.

The Emerging Dressage Athlete Program was started two years ago by D4K founder and President Lendon Gray based on the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Emerging Athlete Program.

EDAP is designed for dressage competitors under the age of 21 as a stepping-stone to senior competition and becoming a professional.